Central America as a Multi Destination for Tourism

The Ministries of Tourism in Central America have announced their intention to form a regional strategy to promote tourist destinations in the isthmus.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Reinforcing some intentions expressed in previous ministerial meetings, the government sector is proposing offering tourists the region "in one trip."

An article in Prensalibre.com reports that the chief executive of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur), Mario Salinas, said: "We are going promote on the website, in European tourism fairs, two, three, four, five countries (as a destination), and not promote Panama or Nicaragua only, we will encourage (them to come and see) Central America. "

"Tourism generated at least 7.3411 billion dollars in 2010 and 3. 6584 billion in the first half of 2011 for Central America, which annually receives about 7.9 million tourists, of which 3.5 million are from the region, according to official figures.

Meanwhile, the Central American Tourism Council (CCT) agreed last May in El Salvador to develop 22 projects costing $1.9 million in order to strengthen the economic sector in the region, with funding from the cooperation of Spain, Taiwan and Switzerland. "



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With the European crisis and the fall in the number of visitors from that region, the Guatemalan Tourist industry is promoting itself in emerging countries and others where there are travelers with high purchasing power.

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Central America and Tourism

October 2011

The Central American region is attempting to become more integrated in the way it promotes itself.

Although each Central American country has its own unique characteristics, their geographic proximity and similarities, among other things, are elements that can be used to raise the region’s profile as a worldwide tourist destination.

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